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Polson, Montana
Salmon, Idaho
USA
PEOPLE COMPARISON HIGHLIGHTS
Polson is 9% less densely populated than Salmon.
People are 4% less likely to be married in Salmon.
The Median Age is 8.9 years younger in Polson.

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PEOPLE
 Polson, MTSalmon, IDUnited States
 Population4,7073,036321,418,820
 Population - 20104,4683,165308,745,538
 Population - 20004,0413,122285,036,114
 Population - 19903,2832,941251,960,433
 Pop. 1990 to Now43.38%3.23%27.57%
 Pop. 2000 to Now16.48%-2.76%12.76%
 Pop. Density1,1391,24791
 Land Area423,531,905
 Water Area00264,837
 Median Age32.14137.4
 Female Population53.71%49.48%50.81%
 Male Population46.29%50.52%49.19%
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 EST. TOTAL POPULATION BY AGE
 Polson, MTSalmon, IDUnited States
 Age 0 to 48.30%6.87%6.36%
 Age 5 to 911.70%6.61%6.51%
 Age 10 to 143.69%3.71%6.59%
 Age 15 to 170.70%3.42%4.03%
 Age 18 to 200.79%3.23%4.35%
 Age 21 to 2412.40%4.82%5.61%
 Age 25 to 3416.42%16.84%13.47%
 Age 35 to 448.41%9.74%12.97%
 Age 45 to 547.27%10.78%14.09%
 Age 55 to 598.58%7.62%6.57%
 Age 60 to 644.91%5.96%5.72%
 Age 65 to 747.86%10.52%7.64%
 Age 75 to 845.31%5.54%4.26%
 Age 85 and over3.67%4.33%1.85%
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 RACE
 Polson, MTSalmon, IDUnited States
 White70.39%91.50%62.77%
 Black0.00%0.20%12.24%
 Asian0.50%0.33%4.95%
 Native American16.16%0.59%0.66%
 Hawaiian, Pacific Islander0.00%0.00%0.16%
 Other0.00%0.00%0.20%
 Two or More Races6.73%3.39%2.13%
 Hispanic6.22%4.01%16.90%
 Non-Hispanic93.78%95.99%83.10%
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 FAMILY
 Polson, MTSalmon, IDUnited States
 Households1,9891,518116,211,000
 Family Households1,25373276,958,100
 Non Family Households73678639,253,000
 Household Size2.231.952.63
 Married Population47.15%51.26%50.58%
 Single Population52.85%48.74%49.42%
 Now Married43.75%50.12%48.41%
 Married but Separated3.41%1.14%2.17%
 Never Married27.04%25.37%32.55%
 Widowed9.56%10.23%5.95%
 Divorced16.25%13.14%10.92%
 Married, w/children20.91%27.32%31.68%
 Married, no children37.59%53.55%41.44%
 Single, w/children27.85%15.16%16.94%
 Single, no children13.65%3.96%9.95%
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Bad job market : Relocated to this town to be close to family. Pros to living in Lemhi County would obviously be outdoor activities such as fishing, hiking, swimming, boating, hunting... (read more)

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